Leadership in Unchartered Territory #4

Join other CSA Deputies and 2ICs for our fourth session as together we work through Todd Bolsinger's work "Canoeing the Mountains". Helping you to reimagine what effective Christian leadership practically looks like in our rapidly changing world

Explorers Lewis and Clark had to adapt. While they had prepared to find a waterway to the Pacific Ocean, instead they found themselves in the Rocky Mountains. You too may feel that you are leading in a cultural context that you were not expecting. You may even feel that your training hold you back more often than it carries you along.

Drawing from his extensive experience as a pastor and a consultant, Tod Bolsinger brings decades of experience in guiding churches and organisations through unchartered territory. A combination of illuminating insights and practical tolls will help you to reimagine what effective leadership looks like in out rapidly changing world. 

Join together with other Christian School deputies and 2ICs for our fourth and final session as we consider his book and video material. If we are going to scale the mountains of ministry - do we need to leave behind our canoes and find new navigational tools?

We look forward to you joining us. 

Event Information

This in person event is ideally suited to Deputies and 2ICs. 

The cost of the event includes a copy of the hardcover book, "Canoeing the Mountains".

If you attended session 1, 2 or 3 and already have the copy of the book, please choose the "no book" registration option

This is a catered event (morning tea and coffee) and you will have the option to note dietary options on registration.


Qualify for CPD Hours

At the conclusion of this event, a certificate of professional learning will be made available to attendees for self-accreditation via your member dashboard. The following AITSL professional teacher standards will be addressed:

-6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs

-6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice

-6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice

With Christian Distinctive Focus:

-6A Engage in professional learning which aids the development of a philosophy of Christian Education based in Biblical principles. 

Program Outline

A brief overview of the program is provided below, however please note this program is subject to change:

  • 9am Arrival and Welcome
  • 9.15am Session 1
  • 10.30am Morning Tea
  • 10.45am Session 2
  • 12.00pm Conclusion



Dr Darren Iselin - Director Research and Innovation

Darren has extensive leadership experience within Christian education in both Australian and international contexts and has served in a wide range of CEO/executive and senior leadership roles within both K-12 schooling and higher education sectors. He is currently Director of Research and Innovation with Christian Schools Australia and also is the Coordinator for the Cardus Education Survey Australia Project. Darren has completed extensive formal study, including doctoral studies through the University of Queensland where his PhD explored “How Principals are cultivating Sustainable School Cultures Within Christian Schools During Changing Times”. Darren’s thesis was awarded the Grassie-Basset prize for best thesis in Educational Administration from The University of Queensland and also won the Research in Educational Leadership Management Award from the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL).

This event will be hosted by Jess Kapitola, Acting Executive Officer, WA.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Event Organiser. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued after 4 days out from the event. Any cancellations made after this date will be charged the full registration fee. 'No Shows' to the event will be charged the full registration fee. 

The event program is subject to change and we may not be able to provide prior notice. 

A full refund will be issued if the event is cancelled by the organiser (CSA) due to COVID-19 restrictions or any other reasons out of the organisers control.

COVID-safe Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our member community and are following government guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19. 

Learn more about how we are keeping you safe at CSA events.


4/06/2024 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
SCEA Training Room 1 Padbury Terrace Midland, WA 6936 AUSTRALIA
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